Becket Chambers deals with all aspects of Probate and Inheritance and the Court of Protection, including appearing on behalf of Claimants/Applicants, Defendants/Respondents or third parties.
Our Barristers deal with both contentious and non-contentious probate claims, applications to the court to deal with personal representatives and the administration of estates and applications under the 1975 Act for financial provision. We advise and represent estates as well as beneficiaries or interested parties.
Members have experience of:
- Cases of undue influence and fraud
- Claims for removal of Executors and Trustees, and for breach of their duties
- Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
- Challenges to construction of Wills and Trusts
- Constructive trusts and proprietary estoppel
- Disputes over the validity of Wills
- Issues of testamentary capacity
Members of Chambers also have experience in dealing with Court of Protection cases. The Court has jurisdiction in matters relating to the property, affairs and personal welfare of persons who lack capacity within the meaning of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
We also have specialist experience in cases involving applications for declarations and orders in respect of vulnerable persons and disputes in relation to attorneys, as well as Barristers with special interest in claims to set aside Wills for undue influence and lack of testamentary capacity.